Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is the largest city and the main political, administrative, economic, financial, banking, educational, scientific and cultural center of the country. Bucharest, a capital which was certified more than 500 years ago, is nowadays animated by a population of almost two million inhabitants.
A small selection of things to see in Bucharest
The Palace of Parliament – also called the House of People, it has been built between 1984-1989 and covers 265.000 sqm interior surface, which makes it the biggest administrative construction in Europe and the world’s second biggest after the Pentagon building in Washington.
The Village Museum – one of the world’s most interesting ethnographical parks in open air, the museum was founded in 1936 by Dimitrie Gusti and gathers house holding samples from all regions of the country.
The Romanian Athaeneum – a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. The projects of the building are made by Albert Galleron (France) helped by C. Baicoianu and was inaugurated in February 1888, being now home of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic and of the George Enescu international music festival.
The “Cotroceni” Palace – built in 1893, after the plan of French architect Paul Gottereau and as the permanent residence of the heir Prince Ferdinand, the building is at the moment the residence of the President of Romania.
The Romanian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral – completed in 1658, it is the majestic centre of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The facade is in the Brâncovenesc style.
The Arch of Triumph – inaugurated on the 1st of December 1936, the 27 m high monument glorifies the bravery of the Romanian soldiers during the First World War, celebrating at the same time the 1918 Union of Romanian provinces.
You can find more information about Bucharest on the website of the Romanian Official Travel and Tourism Information Center.
Hotel Parliament**** – Venue for the Saturday Activities | Accommodation
Sporting a prime position amid Bucharest’s opulent Parliament district, renowned for its lavish palaces and outdoor festivals, guests of Parliament Hotel revel excellent proximity to an impressive array of alluring landmarks including Romanian National Opera, Cismigiu Garden, Bucharest City Hall, and National Theater Bucharest.
Aida Bistro offers you a culinary journey, starting from France, the center of world gastronomy, passing through the loud fishermen and harbor bistros on the coast of Portugal, going overseas in the famous Argentinian Barrios where, in every house, we find the famous Asado (barbeque), roasted ribs and chimichurri sauce. It is a journey into the universal Latin space, where the meal is a ritual, a time of rest and peace in the family and among friends. We propose an alternative to the classic menus, through a gourmet boutique experience and an atmosphere to match.
MATER – Venue for Friday Activities
MATER is the first material library not only in Romania, but also in South-Eastern Europe. It’s a 1,000 square meter space where one can see, touch, and find info regarding 3,000 of material samples – wood, stone, glass, textiles, composite, etc, a complete experience for architects, interior designers, product, fashion and jewelry designers, illustrators, and plastic artists.
NIMP is devoted to fundamental applied research and development, with particular emphasis in the fields of solid state physics and materials research. NIMP develops as a CENTER OF EXCELLENCE for international cooperation (R&D projects and networks with support for EU) and high-level education (PhD, MSc, training courses).
Unique oportunity to see how is made at Company Visit // Friday, October the 5th //10 a.m.
Make True Experiences while in Bucharest. True Club is the go to place if you want to enjoy your night in Bucharest’s Old Center. From live music to tasty cocktails, True Club always has something for music lovers, fun seekers & party people. Also called the House of Live Music, True Club hosts special karaoke nights, where you can sing along with a live band, concerts, jam sessions nights, cocktail parties. Take your share of fun at True Club.